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1. (WO2013126041) METHODS FOR DISTRIBUTING CONTENT IN MULTI-ROOM ENVIRONMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/126041    International Application No.:    PCT/US2012/025866
Publication Date: Fri Aug 30 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Wed Feb 22 00:59:59 CET 2012
IPC: H04N 21/433
H04N 21/436
H04N 21/488
H04N 21/472
Applicants: THOMSON LICENSING
RUMREICH, Mark Francis
Inventors: RUMREICH, Mark Francis
Title: METHODS FOR DISTRIBUTING CONTENT IN MULTI-ROOM ENVIRONMENT
Abstract:
A method (200) enables a user to pause or stop content reproduction in one viewing room, and resume content reproduction in another viewing room according to a timing condition. According to an exemplary embodiment, the method (200) is used in a system including first and second video devices, and includes steps of: receiving by the first video device while playing back a program, a first control signal to interrupt the playback; enabling display of a message by the second video device for a predetermined time interval asking a viewer whether to continue playback of the program by the second video device; receiving by the second video device a second control signal within the predetermined time interval to continue playback of the program; and enabling playback of the program by the second video device in response to the second control signal.